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Banker Versus Protesters - [Spoiler: Possible Dance Off]

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posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 07:42 PM
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I found this video to be an interesting segment from the new drama, OWS Season 1.

An older "banker" man decides to give some of his fellow protesters his opinion on their recent actions. The protesters disagree with him. They argue, loudly. Fingers are pointed at one another, insults are exchanged between the lone banker and protesters.



Well, it is very clear that both parties fully believe in what they are saying. I can say that much.

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posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 07:54 PM
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Sorry, but the banker is right though. Go to the White House and protest there.

I liked the part where the banker told the kid, "You don't even know what a derivative is."



posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 07:59 PM
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things that dont make sense to us people

yeah get a a degree in economics and finance and they would

bunch of morons.

take it up with the congress and whitehouse

that was a load of garbage



posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 08:26 PM
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Too bad that banker probably doesn't even know how the monetary system he supports works.

It's not necessarily the bankers fault here. He is just trying to follow the law and make a buck like everyone else.

I wish people would stop pointing fingers at each other and start pointing fingers at the fundamental, systematic problems we are facing. The more people understand how the debt based monetary system works, the more people will stop being aggressive to one another and focus their anger on the real problems.

I always say in my head and to others I meet that it's not the people who are the problem, its the systems they use and believe in. I would have asked the banker if he understood how the commercial banking system worked. If he doesn't know or gives me an incorrect answer I will simply explain the system to him. Then after thoroughly explaining it I would ask him if he now understands what he is really participating in. If he doesn't believe what I say I will cite the federal reserves own documents (modern money mechanics) so as to prove it to him.

After he actually understands the system he is participating in, then maybe even he will shout "end the fed" at some point in the future


Well anyways, I think I am done pointing out the obvious...
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posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 08:31 PM
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The problem is when the banker tried to explain, he was met with condensation. A conversation that he was basically invited to.

That'll further conversation, won't it?

I see this yaboohead head as what he is. A rabble rouser and a punk. Buy into his line of thinking or go your way.
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posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 08:32 PM
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That was not agression

That was a heated debate...He said the banks didn't ask for the bailout?

Seriously?
Did the FED force the bailout... now I am just confused even more.

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posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 09:10 PM
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Originally posted by Manhater
Sorry, but the banker is right though. Go to the White House and protest there.

I liked the part where the banker told the kid, "You don't even know what a derivative is."




Hardly, how do you think this started to unravel? Derivatives at AIG... The MM's were caught with their pants down. This forced QE1, QE2, and what we're seeing now... Twist and blow it out your anus.



posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 09:24 PM
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Look, while I might agree with you that the guy might be a pompous b-hole when he wants to be. But, that banker also busted his his b-hole to get where he is today. He's not the one spending your money. So, why should the protestors take it out on him? He is only doing his job of what he signed up for and only trying to support his family.

Did you not hear him say that the banks have to pay 5% extra on the bailout? He didn't ask for the bailout.

He might be just managing the bank, doesn't make him a part of it. Just means he's doing his job. No different from Military men and women signing up for a job they don't want and have to invade country. No different from the LEO signing up for their job to lower the crime rates.
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posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 09:32 PM
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I agree with that we need to protest the congress and the White House as well, but it's not as simple as "it's DC's fault" and the banks are just as much to blame.

The banks and financial institutions lobby DC with massive amounts of money, so there is an interwoven relationship. They are both complicit in this wild scheme that has sucked money from "Everyman".

Both the banker and the protester was correct, but we cannot agree on a way to solve the issue. I am pessimistic that we ever will.



posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 09:35 PM
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Originally posted by Manhater
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Look, while I might agree with you that the guy might be a pompous b-hole when he wants to be. But, that banker also busted his his b-hole to get where he is today. He's not the one spending your money. So, why should the protestors take it out on him? He is only doing his job of what he signed up for and only trying to support his family.

Did you not hear him say that the banks have to pay 5% extra on the bailout? He didn't ask for the bailout.

He might be just managing the bank, doesn't make him a part of it. Just means he's doing his job. No different from Military men and women signing up for a job they don't want and have to invade country. No different from the LEO signing up for their job to lower the crime rates.
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Boss Hog's job exists because of tax payers and Warren Buffet. Of course the latter managed a considerably higher stake. Banking was dead. It's now on life support siphoning off us more so. But make no mistake, all pyramid schemes end the same.
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posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 09:45 PM
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The POTUS supports the protesters. That's certainly more than the Tea Party got. That tells me something. I trust the protest even less now. Anything POTUS is for has to be corrupt.



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